Summer is often given a bad rap when it comes to skin care because of the damage and discoloration that the sun can cause. However, winter can be just as bad with drying heaters and chill winds.

Keep your skin protected with this fool-proof, anti-aging skin routine for almost every skin type!

Your Morning Routine

1. Wash your face. Use a non-soap cleanser with warm water to remove dirts and oils to create a canvas for products.

2. Treat your eyes. Miami-based dermatologist, Gary Goldfaden, MD says: “The area around your eyes is the first place to show visible signs of aging—fine lines and wrinkles.” You may be thin-skinned but only around your eyes, girl! Gently pat a pea-size amount of cream on the undereye area with your ring finger (which applies the least pressure). Start below the inner corners of eyes and move out toward your temples.

If You Have… Puffy Eyes

Apply a cream with aloe vera to soothe swelling or caffeine to boost circulation like Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream ($29.50;

If You Have… Dark Circles

To promote circulation, use cream with caffeine or grapeseed extract. Both are in Good Skin Labs Eyliplex-2 Eye Lift + Circle Reducer ($39.50;

If You Have… Crow’s-feet

Choose a cream with amino acids, which trigger collagen production. L’Oréal Paris Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye ($20; at drugstores).

If You Have… Crepey Skin

Apply an eye cream with hyaluronic acid, like Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream ($18;

3. Moisturize. Each time we wash your face, we remove some of its natural moisture—and if we don’t apply something to replace what’s missing, skin becomes dehydrated. Make sure you moisturize and apply sunscreen!

If You Have… Dry Skin

Try a cream with a humectant, like glycerin, which attracts moisture to skin like Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue UV-Lotion SPF 15 ($8; at drugstores).

If You Have… Uneven Skin Tone

Apply a cream with peptides, which firm up elasticity, and soy or licorice extract, which lighten dark spots like First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Face Cream SPF 30 ($38;

If You Have… Combination Skin

Look for a lightweight moisturizer like Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief ($34;

Your Night Routine

1. Wash and exfoliate. As you do in the a.m., wash with a gentle cleanser. Once a week, exfoliate!

2. Treat your eyes. Apply the same eye cream you used in the morning.

3. Pump on serum. “Serums have a higher concentration of active ingredients and seep deeper than moisturizer into your skin layers to deliver nutrients that help repair your skin,” says Kenneth Beer, MD, a West Palm Beach, Florida–based dermatologist.

If You Have… Age Spots

Your go-to ingredient: kojic acid, which is found in (of all places) mushrooms. It blocks the skin’s tyrosinase enzyme, which creates melanin, the pigment that determines how light or dark skin can get. Try PCA Skin Pigment Gel hq free ($42; 877-PCA-SKIN).

If You Have… Dull Skin

Get flowing with Antioxidant-rich Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Intensive Skin Repair Serum ($20; has AHAs blueberry and apple extract.

If You Have… Wrinkles

Protect skin from free radicals—pollution and UV radiation—that speed aging. Neutralize their effects and prevent further damage with a vitamin C–infused formula, like Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster ($48;

4. Moisturize. Apply a dime-size amount to each cheek and massage into your entire face, neck and chest.

If You Have… Dry Skin

Use a moisturizer that’s packed with shea butter, which is rich in fatty acids and helps skin retain moisture and elasticity like Lumene Excellent Future Deep Repairing Night Cream ($29.99;

If You Have… Uneven Skin Tone

Try Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover Cell 2 Cell Intense Illuminating Cream with Anti-Pigment Peptides ($20;

If You Have… Combination Skin

To bridge the battle between dry and oily skin, use a hydrating moisturizer that delivers essential nutrients like vitamin E. Dead Sea Essentials Almond Oil Night Cream ($15;

[Source: Yahoo! Shine]

  1. kate newton says:

    Consistency will always be the best way to achieve great results. No immediate result can be achieved overnight Eye Cream Reviews

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